My favorite dryer coin of all time

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Kurisu, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    Just pulled this beauty out of a roll!
    ...May have been caught in the dryer since '76 lol.

    Any of you weirdos collect really sweet dryer coins?! :hilarious:

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  3. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    I think it is other damage. Dryer coins I have seem have rolled edges, not tapered rims.
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  4. paddyman98

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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    And here's a weird example I acquired from a Industrial Dryer repair shop in my neighborhood..
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    Only one side was affected
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It has the look of a dryer coin but look again, the design is too perfect for a dryer coin. I like it but it’s too sharp and perfect so I think it was deliberately made.
  7. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I save a lot of "oddities" I find... that quarter would fit right in :D
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    WoW! Tough Neighborhood. :jawdrop:
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  9. Kurisu

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    If only "dryer coin" was an attribution?!!
    Then we could REALLY get into it!

    Should I get some scope images?
    Maybe see if I can get it on the PCGS sniffer?

    ...I can tell by the angles of the swirls and the shape of the edge and which details were left on the drummer's face...that it was most certainly stuck in a Whirlpool Imperial Spin Dryer. Which is nice, because Whirlpool spun coins hold a higher premium than say Kenmore, Maytag, or even Frigidaire (GM).

    I've been able to determine that about late October 1978 when the coin originally fell out of a pair of red corduroy bell-bottom pants, it was somewhere in North East Indiana.
    It was then recovered in 2016 when the dryer finally broke down and was found by the great great grand child of the original coin owner when their neighbor, Bob, came over and opened the back. The 8 year old went to the corner store and promptly bought a Hershey bar with it. The coin had been making it's way to Denver ever since :pompous:o_O
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    No matter how it was damaged, I think the wear pattern leaves an interesting design. I'd certainly hang on to it. Heck, if I won the lottery, I'd even have it graded. LOL
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    The thing would sneeze if it sniffed that.
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  12. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    This is my only dryer coin. I still have it, thought it was an error at one point. (reverse unaffected)
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  13. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    This isn't a dryer coin but a washing machine coin. Wheat Cent It was stuck between the drum and agitator. Washing Machine Lincoln Wheat Cent OBV.jpg Washing Machine Lincoln Wheat Cent REV.jpg
  14. MIKELOCK34

    MIKELOCK34 Well-Known Member

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    Pulled this from a dryer myself. Have seen many variations of damage on dryer coins.
  15. Kurisu

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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    The only time I could tell that a coin has been cleaned
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  17. MIKELOCK34

    MIKELOCK34 Well-Known Member

    It is listed raw on etsy for $180,000.00.
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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